One of the primary roles of a powerlifting coach is educating their lifters before the competition. We sometimes overlook how little novice lifters know. Routine logistics and procedures are likely foreign to first-timers. Preparing them ahead of time can help reduce their anxiety and stress while increasing the probability of an optimal performance.
So here it is, the 1st Edition of GEAR’D Up/ Iron Rebel Powerlifting Edition. We will be airing every Monday night 7pm PST and we will cover topics such as training, PED use (drugs), diets, and topics pertaining to current issues.
Iron Arena Powerlifting & Performance, is Hoboken NJ's only training facility equipped to surpass the needs of Competitive Powerlifters and Performance Athletes. We have interviewed Jason Manenkoff to learn some more about it.
In the Raw versus Multi-ply debate little is certain. The debates usually trickle down to name calling and generic tag lines such as “if you can’t lift it raw you can’t lift it” or “if it’s so easy put on a shirt and do it.”
I’ve been asked by members of the VPX forum, athletes whom I train, friends of mine, and even the Senior Editor of the VPX website “When the hell are you going to write an article about bench pressing!”
I don’t know what it is about warming up that triggers us humans (myself included) to get real lazy and skip this important pre-workout ritual, when we know it is in fact in our best interest to participate from a performance and injury prevention standpoint.
The Deadlift is the king of all exercises. It's been called the "Deadlift" since Ancient Roman times, when low-ranking soldiers would be givne the task of removing fallen comrades from the battlefield, in effect, lifting a dead weight off the ground (that was in fact, a literally "dead" weight).
Judging by late night television infomercials, training, cardio, and diet have only recently been discovered. So who would have thought that in America, the concept of a training routine combining weight training, aerobic exercise and a formalized diet plan is as old as the country itself?